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Fire Appliance for a Northern Albanian community.
MORE DETAIL & PHOTOS - Log-In to Bodmin Rotary Facebook Page....LATEST: Day 8 Tues 14th : The team have reached Albania this morning just the last little bit to do. A quick quiz question (wow try saying that three times...) how many tunnels do you think the team have travelled through since they left Germany?
Friday 10th May - Day 4.....a long day in the saddle for the team taking the fire appliance to Albania. 360 miles covered through Austria to Slovenia. A minor encounter with the authorities in Austria regarding motorway taxes was soon smoothed out and they are safely in the digs overlooking a ski slope... Hmmm, methinks something is missing lol.
Saturday 11th May - Day 5....A gentle 250 miles covered by the team today getting them to Croatia and a night in Vinjerac. Onto Montenegro tomorrow. Getting closer now
The Team have departed on 0900hrs 7th May - We wish them a safe journey....
< Welcome to the first update:
The team left sunny Bodmin on Tuesday morning and visited Launceston, Exeter and other places en-route to an overnight stay at Surrey Fire & Rescue Services in Reigate. Our thanks and gratitude go to Ben and the team there who greatly assisted the travelling team. I heard rumours about beer and curry but cannot confirm these – needless to say I think it would be a brave decision to eat curry and then spend the next few days in a confined compartment with others who had done the same!!
Day 2 was a nice easy uneventful day (apart from the rain) from Reigate, via the Chunnel to Aachen just in Germany.
Today (Thursday), they had a bit of excitement early on and needed the assistance of the professionals at Mercedes Benz Aachen. Peter liaised with Yvonne there and the mechanics soon had them on the road again after a bit of fettling. Many thanks Yvonne and team. Thanks also go to Barry Kressinger, at home, who was on the end of the phone whilst I was at work.
I have been told that they have safely reached their accommodation for tonight just outside Nuremberg at Erlangen and that tomorrow’s journey is one of the longest days through the Austrian Alps.
We wish them luck - DEPARTURE
Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 0900hrs from Morrisons Car Park, Bodmin.
All supporters and well wishers please come along and give them a good send off.
25th April 2019 - Latest News: Final arrrangements are now being made to begin the journey of 2000+miles to Albania - Leaving Bodmin on Wed. 7th May.
A mass of administrative arrangements have been completed, the driving crew has been finalised, ( Even Team Leader Pete Robinson will be driving !) Work on the Fire Appliance almost complete (Just a shine now needed). Many extra goodies have been given to be carried in the vehicle (Clothing, books, etc.)
Fund raising will continue, approx. 50% of £4,000+ cost of transit is still to be raised. This does not include the 4 man crew accommodation and return flights, which they as volunteers will fund themselves.
We wish them luck - DEPARTURE - Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 0900hrs from Morrisons Car Park, Bodmin. All supporters and well wishers please come along and give them a good send off.
Global Giving pages now complete - Fund raising to cover cost will be arranged in the coming months.
Just get in touch to find out how you can join the team taking this valuable fire appliance (and all the other gear) to a community in desperate need of life saving equipment.
Contact Peter Robinson - Project Leader - Tel: 07971 040383
<Report 14th March 2019 - New 'Global Fund Raising' page set up (11th Mar. - 7th April) See link above....
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